L'Olivo Ristorante

3.5
35 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sometimes, you just need to have a drink, enjoy a great meal, and have fun with a loved one or group of friends. L’Olivo Ristorante was founded by people who love the simple pleasures of life, and we continue to build on our 30 years of experience to push our food, service, and ambiance to the next level. Located centrally on 5th Avenue in Naples, our il Giardino (Little Garden) simultaneously creates an intimate dining experience while keeping you connected with this beautiful, historical part of town. Our wrap-around bar gives you the freedom to find the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious drink and savor the good things in life. We can’t wait to become your go-to spot whether you’re on a date, enjoying a meal with friends after work, or hosting a party.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 35 People Are Saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
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Food
3.7
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipNickF
Naples
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun atmosphere, great food and the service was fantastic. Going back again this week for more.

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HeidiW
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Mixed review. I had spaghetti carbonara and it was horrible. Watery and no taste. My husband had branzino and liked it. Pizza looked delicious but we didn’t order it. Not sure I’d go back. I’m suspicious of Italian restaurants that can’t make spaghetti

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went there based on online advertised early bird special that they did not honor.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent evening out with vary good recommendations from our server!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by Marina. It was a busy night but she gave us a ton of special attention and was a pleasure. Good was good. Patio was nice. Great New Years Eve spent with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

Wanted to like it but it was very rushed , the pasta dish didn’t have what the menu said it was going to have seafood wise. All we had was a bit of salmon. It was terribly crowded. Servers kept running into our chairs and table. Not worth the money either. Waitress was very nice not her fault. Sorry we won’t be back. Very disappointed

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vipNancyO
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

First of all, our server was great and so were the drinks. The food lacked flavor and the menu listed here is not the menu at the restaurant. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Crowded, noisy, dirty restaurant. Overall poor service and mediocre food for the price.

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RICHS
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Ratings largely based on Christmas week pricing vs. Value. Food was OK, service very good (they were hustling), ambience as expected with a full house. I’d try the Specials (before 6pm) if I return.

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vipAdrianaL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Unfortunately, We didn’t have a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

May have just been bad service due to
New Year’s Eve week. Otherwise great.

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Julia68
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Very loud-no specials as we thought per normal and very very overpriced for what you get. Drinks were 14-15 each and meal was 24 for noodles and chicken - and no starters. Very bright inside until about 6pm so ambiance didn’t match watch we had to pay: beautiful scenery outside and only street parking which was packed. May come back someday

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KathrynM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

Food was okay. Not overly hot when it was delivered to the table. The sauce on the ravioli was obviously sitting for a while as it was congealed.
Portions are small.
Service was terrible. We asked for more bread when we ordered. We asked again as entrees were delivered because it never came. The bread arrived after we finished our meal (seriously?) Water glasses were never refilled. Noise level was not conducive to conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We had a late lunch early dinner on Xmas eve. This is more of a pizzeria rather than a restaurant. We were looking for a more upscale experience.

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vipRoland
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Italian Restaurant Wannabe

Great location. Very nice website with pictures of menu plates, but the only problem is that when you get your food it doesn’t look anything like the pictures on the website. We sat on the patio outside because of concerns over omicron and the music was so loud it was unbearable. If you are concern about the virus, then stay away because none of the employees’ wear masks, the tables outside are extremely close together and the floor pavers have never been washed. It makes you wonder if the kitchen is the same way. A tourist trap by definition.

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EB2015
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Unfortunately their food is not more typical Italian - it is hefty "Americanized". This does not mean the food is not good - I only missed the typical Italian preparation.

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TRISHM
Naples
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

My first impression was that the restaurant was low class from the time we walked up to the sidewalk hostess station. Several employees stood on the sidewalk of the outside patio and aggressively solicited people walking by to entice them to dine at their establishment.
My opinion, is that it is a shady restaurant operation, that one would encounter in South Beach in Miami.
Service and Food was mediocre at best and certainly was not up to the level of a 5th Ave restaurant in downtown Naples :-(

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StevenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant with reasonable prices and always a great meal. I highly recommend!

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vipDiner
Naples
69 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Previous visits to this restaurant were good. This visit was not good. We had to ask for our server to place our order. Then waited awhile for our salads. They eventually came out. As expected the main course came out before we finished our salads. The person delivering the food knocked over the salad dressing which spotted my wife’s clothes. The food was good but not hot. The kitchen definitely had a problem. Our server a very nice young lady apologized but the manager never came by to see how things were. We may go back but not in season.

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Mara
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was very good, however the service was questionable. They forgot to put our entrees in and rarely checked on us. Waters were often empty

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vipKingderb
Tahoe
148 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food. Good service.

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vipIsabelM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great casual place that is kid friendly. This is not the place to go if you are out to pick up someone or a romantic dinner. Surprisingly the pizza was excellent which is rare for Florida (NY and NJ pizza raises the standard considerably for me). You can tell the dough is fresh and made on-site. I had the linguini with seafood and the quantity and quality of the seafood was great. Had a glass of rose and it was a great pour so good value. Would go back again!

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vipNoteworthyHealth
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the yellow pepper sauce w/ ravioli. The 3 course $20 meal is fabulous!!

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vipMarkR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner - wonderful atmosphere.

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DEBBIED
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Outdoor seating was beautiful. Bread came it was old and stale. We ordered fried calamari for appetizer. It was uncooked. Salad came after that. Had no taste. My mom had the gnocchi I had the mushroom risotto. Very disappointed. The risotto was dry and salty and the gnocchi was like soup. On top of that we never saw the waiter unless he brought a plate. Overall. Would never go back.

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RandyL
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The waiter was very cordial and friendly with great service meal was delivered in a timely manner and we had a delicious meal with our family

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viplmkeegan
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Italian food with a great view of Fifth Ave and all the activity there!

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vipNicole
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

All 4 meals were atrocious. Cold, stale, sloppy. They should close down and revamp the recipes, ingredients and chefs. From the bread to the entrees the food looked and tasted like they came from a frozen box. Should’ve tried the Italian place next door

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vipAllisonS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Waitress took forever to take order and never refilled waters. Can certainly understand when busy, but at least acknowledge the situation and don't be rude.

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ElizabethB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Didn’t seem to acknowledge reservations. Food was sub par, server was friendly but failed to clear, check for refills, check on food or offer dessert.

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dreeb
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Music was sometimes annoying and loud
Veal parmigiana dinner priced too expensive
$38!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Sat outdoors, great people watching as they strolled 5th Ave. (the main shopping l/restaurant drag). Good food. Service was slow, staff a bit overwhelmed. But our waitress was pleasant.

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vipKate
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Terrible. We waited over an hour for our food then heard the cook left
We got seated initially staring inside a dark restaurant

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vipLivinInTheBubble
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

The food was not very good. Pasta is not that hard to make. The service was slow. The hostess dropped a wine glass at the hostess stand and left the shattered pieces of glass all over the floor/sidewalk. I don’t know if it was ever cleaned up after we left.

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patrickp
Naples
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Environment was nice. Good location on 5th Ave. Food was a bit disappointing.

FAQs

L'Olivo Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

L'Olivo Ristorante is rated 3.5 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.